Interoperability

By Mike Miliard 01:49 pm December 17, 2018
With ONC's final TEFCA rule expected soon, one clinician explains how the expansion and user-friendly data exchange is ushering in a new era of care for providers and patients.  
By Mike Miliard 02:01 pm December 14, 2018
Could distributed ledger technology offer the promise of real-time EHR updates, seamless interoperability and protection from ransomware?
Blockchain craze
By Tom Sullivan 07:07 am December 12, 2018
While interoperability and cybersecurity challenges persist and EHRs underwhelm, distributed ledger technology is so hyped because of the hopes for what it might mean in the future.
By Diana Manos 03:11 pm December 06, 2018
Many EHR and health IT vendors have eliminated obstacles to participation, and most have made connection to the network plug-and-play, a new report says.
Blockchain healthcare
By Mike Miliard 09:21 am December 04, 2018
The concept is simpler than many realize, but the implementation can be complex and challenging. Health systems should think deliberately about new proofs-of-concept, but get on board soon.
By Anett Molnar 04:19 am November 26, 2018
Key European eHealth interoperability experts gathered in Brussels, Belgium, last week to discuss a multi-stakeholder initiative that could allow a one-time interoperability testing of eHealth products with mutual recognition across the EU and beyond.
health IT
By Tom Sullivan 12:56 pm November 21, 2018
From innovations and emerging technology to the promise of regulatory relief for hospitals, healthcare has plenty to be grateful for this week and year round.
cybersecurity interoperability
By Benjamin Harris 10:22 am November 20, 2018
Cybersecurity is still the big one. But interoperability and telehealth are not far behind for leading organizations' technology goals.
By Benjamin Harris 02:25 pm November 19, 2018
Advice for hospitals: Making inroads on blockchain now, with smaller projects that don't involve patient data, can help prepare them for larger opportunities ahead.

CommonWell Health Alliance highlighted its progress with Carequality in a presentation at HIMSS18. (Credit: Twitter)

By Mike Miliard 01:29 pm November 19, 2018
Hospitals and health systems using IT from CommonWell member companies will be able to bilaterally exchange patient data within their EHR workflows.

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